How to Build Good Credit: 5 Steps for College Grads

by Renee' Anderson 3. February 2015
Congratulations on making it through college! Now it’s time to get yourself together. Once you have a full-time job lined up, you should focus your attention on your financial future. Sounds grown up, huh?! It’s really not that complicated. Building good credit is an important part of your finances. Here are five steps to take towards your goal: 1) Become an authorized user on your parents’ credit card account. This doesn’t mean your parents have to hand over their credit... [More]

4 Ways to Avoid Overdrawing Your Account

by Andrew Schreiber 10. December 2014
Overdrawing your account can be a common occurrence for some and it can be a rare occasion for others. Either way, the hefty fine that goes along with it is enough to make you want to avoid the incident altogether. Here are a few tips to mitigate the risk of overdrawing your account. 1) Use Mobile Banking Using mobile banking is a great way to always know the current balance in your account. It's a great solution that practically anyone with any type of phone can use. If you have an old school f... [More]

Is It Good Debt or Bad Debt?

by Spencer Tierney 29. October 2014
Most people borrow money at some point in their lives, but many may not realize that having the right kind of debt – and paying it off as promised – can show money management smarts rather than poor spending habits. Here’s how to sort the good from the bad when it comes to owing money. What is good debt? Think of good debt as an essential element to making substantial purchases you can’t otherwise afford now but should help you produce value later, such as paying for coll... [More]


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